Viskan

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Coordinates: 57°13′30″N 12°12′20″E / 57.22500°N 12.20556°E / 57.22500; 12.20556
Viskan
River
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Viskan where it runs through Borås
Country Sweden
Counties Västra Götaland County, Halland County
Tributaries
 - left Häggån, Slottsån
 - right Munkån, Surteån
City Borås
Landmark Viska Valley (Viskadalen)
Source Tolken
 - location Ulricehamn Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
 - elevation 226 m (741 ft) [1]
 - coordinates 57°47′30″N 13°15′00″E / 57.79167°N 13.25000°E / 57.79167; 13.25000
Mouth Klosterfjorden, Kattegatt
 - location Varberg Municipality, Halland County, Sweden
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 57°13′30″N 12°12′20″E / 57.22500°N 12.20556°E / 57.22500; 12.20556
Length 140 km (87 mi) [2]
Basin 2,202.1 km2 (850 sq mi) [3]
Discharge
 - average 34 m3/s (1,201 cu ft/s) [2]

Viskan is a river in the south west of Sweden. It is about 140 kilometers long. It starts in the lake Tolken outside Ulricehamn and has its outlet in the Kattegatt. It runs through Borås. The name means Whisper River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viskan". Nordisk Familjebok (in Swedish) 32 (2 ed.). 1921. pp. 838–839. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Viskan". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 July 2010.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Län och huvudavrinningsområden i Sverige" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Retrieved 11 July 2010.